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Old 08-06-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Setup OpenLDAP or OpenRadius Server for User Authentication?

If I want users to log in to a domain (aka Active Directory) in a mixed environment (windows and linux), should I install a openldap or openradius server (or neither) to authenticate the users?

Old 08-10-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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A domain is not the same as Active Directory. AD is Microsoft's proprietary, closed-source implementation of domains, based around LDAP with additional stuff around the edge. A domain is a much more abstract concept.

If you want to run your own domain, yes, you will need to download OpenLDAP to authenticate users. I suggest OpenLDAP rather than OpenRadius as RADIUS servers are typically used to authenticate PPP dial-in users. However, if this is what you want, go for the RADIUS option instead.


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